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Coaches Offer Tools to "Take Charge of Your Future" Southeast Michigan area coaches offered timely, current workshop topics during International Coaching Weeks ~ May 19-25 and in June, 2014
From our May 2014 Coach Café Ann Arbor monthly meeting: Left to right, Dave Wood, Deb Nystrom, Angela Pyle, Geri Markel, Leon Wyszewianski, Debbie Merion, Dan D.
Photo by Trey Ratcliff ~ Flickr Creative Commons
Taking Charge of Your Future
Just offered, a Speed Coaching Workshop with the American Red Cross, held June 6, 2014 You can schedule a session with us for 2015. Contact one of the 2014 participating coaches listed here.
Red Cross Speed Coaching Session Success: Press Release, June 7th, 2014
“Awesome,” “fulfilling,” “uplifting,” “rejuvenating,” and “eye opening” were words used by the American Red Cross management in Ann Arbor to describe the Speed Coaching they received on June 6, 2014 by five members of the Ann Arbor Coach Café. Fast Track Coaching—also known as Speed Coaching —means that event participants receive coaching for approximately fifteen minutes from one or more coaches. This pro bono event was held in conjunction with the 2014 International Coaching Federation Week.
Following introductions by the five Red Cross staff and the five coaches, coaching was defined (although many coaches are also certified in counseling, coaching is much more action-oriented than therapy) and then, each staff member received two 15-minute mini-coaching sessions. Participant feedback included statements such as: “gained clarity on complex issues,” “provided affirmations about what was known,” “gained valuable tools to apply to life,” “empowering and helpful to put notes on paper.” Watch videos of the participants here.
Providing similar events with other non-profit and corporate settings is a goal for the Ann Arbor Coach Café during the 2015 International Coaching Week. If you are interested in an event such as this at your organization, please write to one of the coaches listed above.
Held Wednesday, May 21, 2014 Ann Arbor CENTER for INDEPENDENT LIVING
10:00 Speaker: Geraldine Markel, Ph.D. Managing Your Mind - Dr. Markel served as faculty in the UM School of Education and has coauthored four books on learning and performance for adults and adolescents with ADD and/or learning disabilities. She is the principal of Managing Your Mind Coaching & Seminars. Through coaching, she helps people to stay on target and ward off unnecessary distractions.
11:00 Mini-speed coaching sessions (10-15 min for each attendee who brings one barrier and one strength to discuss individually) Coach Café Ann Arbor Coaches who are participating include:
Geraldine Markel, Leadership and Productivity Coach
Leon Wyszewianski, Career Counselor, Life Coach, Executive Coach
RSVP and request accommodations at: firstname.lastname@example.org or (734) 971-0277 x 27
Missed us from the May, June 2014 events? Catch us next year, in 2015, and follow up with any of the coaches for special events in 2014 via the coach biographies page.
Sponsor in-house workshops, gain a fresh, business-world perspective from talented Ann Arbor area coaches during INTERNATIONAL COACHING WEEK2015, supported by the International Coaching Federation and your local Coach Café organizations.
See below for sample workshop details and contact information, as we'll be glad to talk to you about our 2015 schedule and other options for area coaches through Coach Café Ann Arbor.
Pictured, our recent March 2014 meeting of coaches at Coach Café Ann Arbor at MoonWinks.
Attending our March 2014 coaches gathering were, right to left: Barry Eitel, Leon Wyszewianski, Debbie Merion, Geri Markel, Agnes Pontegnier, Angie Pyle and Deb Nystrom (Coach Café Ann Arbor coordinator, via ICF Michigan.) Ourbusiness cards photo is here.
Sample Workshops Offered during International Coaching Week
Workshops by Debbie Merion, MA, MFA, Essay Coaching WRITE WITH POWER - Learn five strategies for creating writing that is as clear as a window pane and as memorable as the Mona Lisa. These simple but powerful concepts apply to evaluations, proposals, pitching ideas, or even your everyday email.
CREATE AN EBOOK - You can become an Amazon Kindle eBook author! Conquer the step-by-step process of uploading your work. It's easier than you think.
Workshops by Deb Nystrom, MA, ICF member, ACC pending, REVELN Consulting \ Coaching ADAPTING TO CHANGE - FRAME to Beat the 70% Change Failure Rate - People are innately social, so why not use innately social methods to empower informed, tested adaptive change for yourself and your practices? Learn how to FRAME an approach to adaptive, sustainable people centered change and knowledge network. See samples of Deb's recent presentations here.
CONQUERING WORKPLACE BULLYING: Transforming the Three SIdes of the Bully Drama Triangle - You may be familiar with the Karpman drama triangle, that of persecutor, victim, rescuer. It also applies to workplace bullying. Learn the current research on effective strategies to turn things around when encountering a workplace bully, which can be especially harmful if that bully is someone in authority, related to your job. Reference: http://reveln.com/leadership-bullying-and-the-queen-bee/
Workshops by Geri Markel, PhD, ICF member Geri’s workshop themes emphasize enhancing productivity while engaged in Career Development Activities. For short talks for a group, Geri can provide sessions on many career related topics including: DISTRACTIONS DOWN, SUCCESSFUL CAREER DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES UP. Geri is an educational psychologist, and offers strategies to enhance productivity and reduce stress through her company, Managing Your Mind Coaching & Seminars. Formerly, I served as faculty at the U of M, School of Education and seminar leader of the Instructional Strategies Workshop, at the Executive Education Center, School of Business. Her research areas include learning and performance, especially with individuals with ADD and/or learning disabilities.
The Business Case for Coaching - Return on the Investment
The International Coach Federation (ICF) defines coaching as partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential. Of all clients who have engaged a coach,
99% report satisfaction with the coaching experience,
70% report improved work performance,
80% report increased self confidence,
68%individuals report financial return on investment,
80% companies report financial return on investment.
June 2013 Coach Café, Ann Arbor Pictured left to right: Vicki, Darren, Glenda, Deborah, Nadine, Heidi, Debbie, Deborah Nystrom (Coach Café Ann Arbor contact person) and Bruce
Coach Café Ann Arbor International Coaching Week
International Coaching Week (ICW) is now, as of 2014, a several weeks long global celebration of the coaching profession held annually. During thisextended commemoration, coaches around the world offer a variety of activities and pro bono services in their local communities to share what coaching has the ability to do.
Our local chapter, Coaches Café Ann Arbor, offered Career, Leadership, Life and Writing Coaching and Speed Coaching at several locations in the area, free of charge to demonstrate what coaching is all about.
ICW photo from 2013 We're a group of professional coaches that meets monthly in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Thanks to ALL who participated in our community coaching demonstrations during International Coaching Week last year, May 20-26, 2013. Photos are here.
Are you a Professional Coach in Southeast Michigan?
You may want to join us for coach development discussions. We meet on the third Friday of the month at MoonWinks, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
At our February March 2013 Coach Café meeting at MoonWinks
Deb Nystrom, Glenda Haskell, Heidi Weiss, Geri Markel, Deborah Campbell, Diana Wong
The International Coach Federation states that there are many reasons that an individual or a team might choose to work with a coach:
There is something at stake (a challenge, stretch goal or opportunity), and it is urgent, compelling or exciting or all of the above;
There is a gap in knowledge, skills, confidence, or resources;
There is a desire to accelerate results;
There is a lack of clarity, and there are choices to be made;
Individuals who engage in a coaching relationship can expect to experience • fresh perspectives on personal challenges and opportunities, • enhanced thinking and decision-making skills, • enhanced interpersonal effectiveness, and • increased confidence in carrying out their chosen work and life roles.